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official here in the united states says that the primary containment structure of those reactors in japan, it looks like has breached. it raises the risk now of a further release of radioactive material. let's go right to tokyo now. msnbc chris jansing is standing by. i received a note the winds have shifted and are blowing over the pacific sxnt over tokyo. i'm sure people there are very concerned. >> reporter: it's been a very concerning situation because there have been levels, low levels i need to emphasize that of radiation here in tokyo. it has caused enough of a red flag that the french government has advised its citizens to leave the capital. the austrian government is moving its embassy here to osaka. u.s. embassy officials nbc news has learned had a meeting earlier today with folks who work there, with their families to try to elay some of the concerns of americans living here in tokyo. it has been confirmed for us. we talked to people involved in the meeting that several people stood up and said, should i stay or should i go? that is the question a lot of people, especially peop
aftershocks. japan's index, the nikkei nose dived. the stock average fell 10.6%, down as much as 14% off one point during the day as worries of more reactor explosions increased. tokyo electric power stock, the owner of these reactors fell nearly 25% today. a look at our markets today, as you see, red arrows across the board. the dow jones down by 215 points. it's only 11:00 a.m. it's a reaction to what we have seen overseas and many market analysts did expect this. i'm thomas roberts. great to have you with me. japanese officials did raise the death toll to more than 2,700 people today but thousands more are still missing and boys continue to wash ashore. 400,000 people are homeless battling cold and windy conditions. nbc's ian williams is innia ma ga ta with the latest on the rescue and aid operations. >> good morning from yamagata air base where u.s. smirlt officers are in discussion about aid for survivors of the disaster. this could become a forward operating base for a major u.s. marine operation. we witnessed a navy c-130 transport aircraft fly in earlier. a heavy lift aircraft capabl
. "first look" is up next. >>> desperate measures. the world watches and waits as japan tries to contain its nuclear crisis. survival instinct, incredible new video of heroic rescues during the craftic tsunami. and royal jewel, the see-through dress that caught a prince's eye sells for a whopping sum. good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more on "first look" on msnbc. today, we begin with a race against the clock. japan is desperately trying to reconnect power to critical cooling systems at the fukushima power plant. this as smoke has once again been seen rising from the crippled nuclear facility. today high-capacity fire engines are blasting tons of water into the hot zone, an unexplained switch from yesterday's air attacks. >> reporter: tons of water, the difference between salvation and catastrophe at japan's stricken nuclear plant. >> the situation remains very serious. but there's been no significant worsening since yesterday. >> reporter: the cloud billowing from the fukushima daichi plant on wednesday was all but gone thursday, but the possibility of a meltdown is still
health. >>> the body of the first american known to have per risched in japan's disaster has been pound. lee cowan has the story. >> reporter: before march 11th, most americans never heard. that district in japan. taylor anderson knew it in better days. the girl from richmond, virginia made it her home. >> she loved it. she loved the culture and the people. she loved teaching the japanese children. she was living her dream. >> reporter: she taught more than english. she taught compassion. she helped get people out until the time to save herself was gone. >> it took rescuers day to go through the debris. it seemed hopeless. yet, nine days in, a 16-year-old boy was found clinging to a roof, exhausted in cold but alive. he had saved his 80-year-old grandmother, too, after finding the refrigerator stocked with yogurt and coke. i always knew there was something special about it. her parents got a call she had been found. it was a mistake. she was still lost in all of that rubble. in a short statement, her parents wished what her daughters would have wished. please remain playing for all who
at the pentagon. >>> let's go to japan where fears continue to spread, the death toll continues to client. today marks one week after the massive earthquake and the devastating tsunami which battered the country. 6,911 are confirmed dead and another 10,000 are still missing. survivors across japan observed a moment of silence today at the exact time that the quake struck. many still wearing face masks, many of them still in shock. a lot of the survivors are huddling in nearby shelters. japanese media reporting some 380,000 people in shelters. what makes matters worse, some of the shelters with without power and facing freezing temperatures. some survivors are returning home for the first time since the tsunami like this retired firefighter. he lost his home and entire family. >> translator: my wife, my son's family and four grandchildren. i lost them all. >> as for the nuclear crisis, things are not looking much better in fukushima. japan's nuclear agency raised the crisis level on the damaged planted there. you're looking at it, from a four to a five. that raises it to the same level as three m
potential setback as japan struggles to contain its nuclear reactor crisis. >>> and fallen star, fans mourn of sudden death of germany's most beloved zoo animal. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight afed, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with targeting libya. american and european militaries spent the weekend launching intense strikes on libya. in a mission aimed at halting moammar gadhafi's brutal attacks on anti-government rebels. although the american officials say u.s. is not trying to kill gadhafi, operation odyssey dawn appears to have hit close to home for the libyan leader. nbc news learned that english forces conductsed a strike on his compound. it's not known where gadhafi was at the time. but aordering to "the new york times," journalists bussed to the site didn't report casualties. >>> and u.s. defense secretary robert gates intends to hand over leadership of the coalition in a matter of days. for more on the operation, we go to nbc's brian moore. >> reporter: with a second day of fighter jet attacks and missile
about food coming from japan amidst its nuclear crisis. >>> and losing his cool. singer chris brown snaps after questions about his assault on former girlfriend rihanna. >>> good morning, everybody, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with power struggle. a fourth day of allied strikes have damaged moammar gadhafi's air defense systems but so far the attacks have failed to cripple gadhafi's confidence or put an end to his assaults against civilian opponents. anti-aircraft fire streaked the sky last night over tripoli after a day of heavy fighting between rebels and gadhafi loyalists. despite some success in the south, the inexperienced rebels found themselves outgunned by government forces in the western city of misrata. to the east. gadhafi appeared on libyan television yesterday reportedly speaking from the same tripoli compound targeted by coalition missile strikes on sunday. ever defiant, gadhafi predicted, quote, we will win this battle. meanwhile president obama has cut short his tour of latin amer
in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days, and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in libya. we begin our coverage with cbs news correspondent mandy clark, who is in ajdabiya this morning. mandy, good to see you. >> good morning. well, the streets of ajdabiya are relatively quiet at the moment. b
, in a reactor core, as japan faces a true nuclear catastrophe. workers burned by 10,000 times normal radiation. will parts of japan now be lost for generations? >>> in this country, superbug. growing concern this morning over a brand-new drug-resistant bacteria taking hold in california hospitals. is it on the move? dr. besser is standing by right here this morning. >>> crowning glory. this beauty queen wins her crown back in a highly publicized trial, after losing it because she was accused of being too fat. told to lay off the tacos. she's here live after her victory. >>> and put your paws up, going gaga this morning for polar cubs. two, new polar bears take the world stage. they're already capturing the world's heart. >>> good morning, again, everyone. thanks for spending the week with us. it's been good having david muir here with us. we're going to get to japan in a moment. >> so much breaking news this morning. >>> we're also tracking a story we broke at abc news. an air traffic controller working alone and asleep on the job at a major airport as two planes were landing. this morning, we
much. >> thank you, andrea. >>> now to the latest to the crisis in japan. police there say the official death toll now has reached 9,800 people. 17,500 people still remain missing. two workers are trying to stabilize the fukushima nuclear power plant, two of those workers were injured when they stepped into radioactive water and were hospitalized, but authorities say that they were exposed to levels below the maximum allowed for plant workers. >>> the u.s. military has more than 19,000 marines and sailors, 20 ships, 140 aircrafts assisting with relief efforts in japan. and in a surprise move, north korea is helping out as well. kim jong-il has sent $500,000 million for relief for ethnic koreans living in japan. >>> today, tokyo's drinking water has been deemed safe again, a day after radiation levels sent many scrambling for bottled water. but some of the neighboring communities around tokyo are now reporting increased radiation levels. nbc' lee cowan is live for us in so seoul, south korea. the improvement, a day forward -- one step forward, two steps back. it seems not only the radiat
and sleeplessness. motrin pm. >>> black smoke is rising from reactor number 3, forcing workers to evacuate japan's fukushima nuclear plant today. officials haven't said what caused it or whether any radiation was released. the japanese have confirmed that radiation levels in tokyo's tap water is more than twice what's considered safe for babies. so word has gone out to the city's 13 million residents not to use tap water to make infant formula. >>> and more radiation concerns in food. the government has added broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage to the list of tainted vegetables consumers should avoid and the u.s. is the first to ban produce and dairy products from some parts of japan. >>> michi kaku is a city of new york professor of physics and author of "physics of the future." always good to see you. if obviously you gasp when you hear baby's formula can't be made with water. do you think it's a matter of time before children and adults are advised not to drink it? >> well the good news is radiation levels are still low and if there's no more radiation from the reactor in about a month radiatio
germany and japan pay for their defense. it's time to not get involved in every single war. now, you know, you would think the finances would make them hesitant about going into libya, but they're not even pausing. i mean, the plans are being laid. so, yes, i think the coalition should be built, and we should work our way out of it. but i'm right now pessimistic that that is going to happen because of the pain of the special interests groups because the many people who come to my office now and say hey, you'd better get this budget in line, usually leave the office by saying please don't cut mine. cut somebody else's. and that's where we are. >> how much of the cutting issues i wouldn't say distract, but are only half the story. we have a huge revenue decline in this country because of unemployment. people don't have jobs, they don't pay taxes, there's not revenue. we have a huge revenue decline in this country because of the dysfunction and screwed-up nature of our housing market. how much is the failure of this congress, the congress before this congress, and we can continue back into h
. people are using boats instead of their cars to get around. a powerful off-shore earthquake rattles japan causing buildings and bridges to sway. this video shows the exact moment. 7.2 magnitude quake hits the city. it's 250 miles north of tokyo. there are no reports of injuries or any serious damage. president obama's top national security advisors are meeting today to consider plans to get libyan leader mow mouammar qaddo step down finally. hillary clinton and leon panetta will be at the meeting. the president is not expected to attend. qaddafi was on television overnight saying the west is only after his country's oil and says the libyans tried to oust him while they're being drugged by al-qaida. the crew of space shuttle discovery woke up to gwyneth paltrow this morning? >> there she is. >> she was singing the oscar nominated song "coming home" for the film "country song." the cargo bay doors will be closed shortly after 8:00 with the re-entry burn scheduled for 10:52 this morning. shuttle scheduled to land at kennedy space center in cape canaveral at 11:57 a.m. i like how that red ar
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